Dear Parents and Guardians,
Late yesterday afternoon, the Idaho State Board of Education directed all Idaho schools to remain closed until April 20. While students will not be attending school in our buildings over the next four weeks, PFSD will continue to provide essential services, including grab and go breakfast and lunch for children at five locations (PFHS, RCMS, Ponderosa, West Ridge & Greensferry Elementary) and childcare for community members providing healthcare and critical services.
In an effort to minimize the burden on families who may depend on the nutritious meals their children receive during the school year, the PFSD will be adding West Ridge & Greensferry Elementary Schools as supplemental breakfast and lunch sites during this temporary school closure. Beginning Thursday, 3/26 from 11AM – 12PM, a bus will be stationed at West Ridge, and patrons can “grab and go” as they have been doing at our other three meal locations. Beginning Monday, 3/30 from 11AM-12PM, a bus will be stationed at Greensferry for the grab and go meal service. Please note the mobile food stations are open from 11AM-12PM.
Our teachers and administrators are working this week to provide more developed remote learning experiences. Additional information will follow in the coming weeks. If you currently do not have internet access, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days. Call Spectrum at: (844) 488-8395. It is important to note Spectrum will start charging you for internet after 60 days unless you call to cancel your service before then. Additionally, each of our building parking lots is a “hot spot”. If your child does not have access to a device, he/she will have the ability to check out a chromebook for use during the closure. Check-out information will accompany the details of our remote learning plan.